The Pendleton Panther

Suspicion Arises over Iranian Cooperation

Posted on: February 4, 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reconsidering a compromise that the UN delivered last October and that was initially declined.  The offer is to move the stockpile of enriched uranium out of Iran to be processed further elsewhere.  Although this agreement would suggest a massive victory for nuclear nonproliferation and relations with the west, some parties are still worried.  German, French, and United States representatives have shown concern as they believe that this latest acquiescence may just be an attempt to avoid further sanctions.  Russia and China, however, are quite accepting of Iran’s cooperation and have planned further negotiations in Tehran.  Iran’s willingness has split the UN Security Council somewhat, and if nothing else will prevent the five members from coming to a consensus regarding sanctions.  The plan itself, however, has everyone smiling as the weaponizable uranium is set to be processed into fuel rods for use in a research reactor back in Iran.

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